Just twenty minutes by train from Amsterdam’s Schiphol airport, Leiden is a lively and energetic city with a population of around 120,000. The heart of the city’s antique, sometimes careworn centre is a maze of narrow lanes that wind around a complicated network of canals, one of which marks the line of the medieval walls. Leiden which is a university town has a multitude of bars and cafés to suit all tastes. Cultural places of interest include the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (National Museum of Antiquities) which houses a recommended Egyptian collection and the Stedelijk Museum de Lakenhal, with a collection of 17th Century Dutch paintings. Leiden is ideally placed to visit Amsterdam, The Hague, Delft & Utrecht and is also close to the Dutch bulbfields and the showpiece Keukenhof Gardens as well as the North Sea resort of Katwijk-aan-Zee with its long sandy beach.
Flights: Costs of flights from Heathrow to Amsterdam are currently circa £106. Suggested flights: Outward: 12/09/19 BA0343 departing 11.45am and Return: 16/09/19 BA0439 departing 4.10pm. It is your responsibility to book your own flights. Transfer time by train from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport to Leiden is around 20 minutes. Price/Accommodation: Ibis central Leiden, Stationsplein 240-242, 2312 AR Leiden, Netherlands. The Ibis central is located opposite the train station and in the center of Leiden. Twin rooms approx. £400.00 per room for the 4 nights. nb: Triple rooms are available, but not recommended as within an Ibis they normally consist of a double bed and a child’s sized single bed. Rooms can be booked online via the Ibis website which is usually the cheapest against other online hotel booking sites.
Booking: If you wish to go on this weekend you are responsible for booking your accommodation and your flights. As a matter of courtesy please contact the weekend organiser to advise that you will be joining this trip before booking your accommodation and flights.